Cloud Migration Strategy for Logistics Company

Public/Private Cloud Migration Strategy for Chicago-based Logistics Company


“Now that we’ve migrated to Storcom’s private cloud, we’re realizing the return on investment by leveraging Storcom’s services.” – CEO of Chicago-Based Logistics Company

a . Business Challenges the Company Faced

A Chicago-based logistics company was facing aging infrastructure at their current colocation facility and made the decision that they no longer wanted to be in the business of owning hardware, but they also wanted the control and security of a private cloud infrastructure. This company was in a time constraint to get off of this aging hardware as well as the aging operating systems, and they needed a vendor that was agile enough to meet their needs in order to minimize downtime.

b. Storcom’s Solution

Preventing downtime was at the top of the list of requirements for this company and implementing a solution required significantly more expertise during the architecture, implementation, and operations phases. In particular, business-critical applications had specific requirements that needed to be addressed. Storcom developed a custom infrastructure that met all of our client’s compute, storage, and networking needs. We developed a migration plan that allowed them to fully test their application stack prior to the cutover as well as getting 20 remote sites tied into the network so that the completion of the migration was able to be executed on a Sunday morning in less than four hours.

c. Results

Since our client’s migration into the Storcom Private Cloud, this particular company has seen elevated uptime, performance, and overall stability of their systems. The new solution allows them to be far more nimble than before when they need to scale up or scale out for application-centric deployment projects like rolling out a new ERP system. Storcom has become an extension of their IT department, thus allowing their IT staff to focus on more strategic tasks.

d. Tools/Solutions Utilized

Storcom is leveraging our private cloud built on:

  •  VMware vSphere technologies
  •  VMware vCloud Director
  •  Plus, best-in-class replication technologies from Zerto Virtual Replication

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